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New Scientist | 9 years 3 months ago

THE prospect of an international agreement to halt dangerous climate change may seem more remote than ever following the talks that ended last week in Bonn, Germany. The delegates there appeared to be more interested in being cordial than in delivering on science-based targets (see "Is it time...

Stabroek | 9 years 3 months ago

Environmental services provided by Guyana’s forests cannot be sold without the agreement of the government, Minister of Agriculture, Robert Persaud says.

The Washington Post | 9 years 3 months ago

BONN, Germany -- A new round of climate talks ended Friday with rich and poor countries both sharply criticizing a new text meant to pave the way toward a deal to halt global warming. Still, the United Nations said progress was made at the two-week meeting in Bonn. "This all in all is a big...

The Guardian | 9 years 3 months ago

Finance ministers must realise that mounting devastation of ecosystems harms economic development It is all too easy to forget in the city-centred 21st century that human wellbeing is utterly dependent on the natural world. To state the obvious, we cannot survive without fresh water, food and...

Mongabay | 9 years 3 months ago

Journalists who report on deforestation and pollution are increasingly at risk of violence, imprisonment, or persecution, finds a new report released last week by Reporters Without Borders.

Stabroek | 9 years 3 months ago

Dear Editor, While the Government of Guyana leads the world in plans for low carbon development, the considerable carbon emissions’ benefits of improved forest management are not being sufficiently stressed.  This oversight is not unique to Guyana – around the world, deforestation and not forest...

Kyodo | 9 years 3 months ago

TOKYO, June 12 KYODO - .... In the fourth area of ''strategies to make Japan a tourism-oriented country and revitalize local areas,'' promoting tourism using Japan's cultural heritage and natural beauty can be instrumental to the economic revitalization of the regions. Already, the conditions...

Vancouver Sun | 9 years 3 months ago

John Innes, to be officially named as the new dean of the University of B.C.'s Faculty of Forestry today, said his priorities include developing links with China and other international partners, and working closely with first nations representatives.

UN REDD | 9 years 3 months ago

UN-REDD Programme Officer, Wahida Patwa-Shah and UN-REDD Natural Resources Officer, Linda Rosengren, look beyond carbon to flesh out the many ways forests provide benefits to society, and highlight steps the UN-REDD Programme is taking to ensure these benefits are safeguarded in national REDD+...

Earth Negotiations Bulletin | 9 years 3 months ago

The Bonn Climate Change Talks begin today and are scheduled to conclude on Friday, 11 June 2010. The meeting will include the 32nd sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the tenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term...

PE Hub | 9 years 3 months ago

Global Environment Fund is raising $150 million for a private equity fund solely focused on sustainable forestry in sub-Saharan Africa. It already has secured a $50 million commitment from UK-based development finance group CDC. PRESS RELEASE

LAW BY and BELTA | 9 years 3 months ago

MINSK, 1 June (BelTA) – The Foreign Ministry of Belarus jointly with the UNDP Office is planning an investment project to aid adaptation of forestry to climate change, BelTA learnt from Valentin Shatravko, chief of the forestry department of the Forestry Ministry. Valentin Shatravko is...

Mongabay | 9 years 3 months ago

Activists from the Rainforest Action Network voice support for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification scheme but say stronger policy measures are needed to control deforestation.

Greenwood Management | 9 years 3 months ago

Confidence in timber investment funds has been heightened after a major American state pension fund decided to put $500 million into timber. Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (Mass PRIM) has decided to make the investment just three years after selling a $700 million...

Greenwood Management | 9 years 3 months ago

The next decade should see a rising wave of investment in green funds, leading financiers are predicting. Research firm Prequin said green investment funds have gathered $12 billion to spend worldwide, with a further $26.7 billion on the horizon. The company's 2010 Private Equity Review said...

The Ecologist | 9 years 3 months ago

Instead of making exaggerated claims about species becoming extinct, NGOs could make progress on issues like deforestation by collaborating more closely with companies, claims a new report The continued expansion of palm oil plantations means orangutans are just a few years from extinction, if...

The Ecologist | 9 years 3 months ago

Deutsche Bank economist Pavan Sukhdev is heading up the groundbreaking TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) report and doing for nature what Sir Nicholas Stern did for climate change - valuing it Tom Levitt: Why are we putting a value on nature, why don't we just close off and...

France24 | 9 years 3 months ago

AFP - Illegal logging and unregulated real estate projects are threatening the Balkans' once abundant forests, home to more than half of Europe's bears and to large wolf populations. To alert public opinion to the looming dangers, national parks in the region will rally this weekend to mark the...

CounterPunch | 9 years 3 months ago

Another tragedy befalls the environment and we can count on those that were once environmentalists to capitalize, figuratively and literally. As you read, perhaps a 1000 or so organizations are happily signing (or being bribed to sign) yet another refined letter to President Obama, praising his...

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